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The Federal Government Should Fund Movement of Confederate Monuments

Talbot Boys Confederate Monument, Easton, Maryland photo © 2021 J. Dean

The decision to move Confederate monuments out of American cities and towns is easy enough. If the monuments reflect racism and perpetuate it into the present day by celebrating champions of slavery, the monuments should go.

Unfortunately, moving monuments is both complicated and costly. Usually, complicated political compromises are needed to…

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